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Connect 3 displays to your MacBook with Hyper’s new 4K docking station

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Hyper's new 4K docking station lets you easy run three external displays with your MacBook.
Hyper's new 4K docking station lets you easy run three external displays with your MacBook.
Photo: Hyper

Feel the need for more external screens to go with your MacBook Air or MacBook Pro? On Tuesday Hyper rolled out its new HyperDrive 4K Multi-Display Docking Station. It’ll help you connect up to three 4K displays with a 60Hz refresh rate.

And what’s more, the dock works with every MacBook made since 2016, Hyper said.

HyperDrive 4K Multi-Display Docking Station

Hyper noted its new HyperDrive driverless dock underwent a successful crowdfunding campaign. It garnered more than 3,500 backers and generated over $680,000.

The company said it designed the dock for “the business professional, elite creative or video editor.” It provides considerable connectivity. It enables driverless, native triple 4K 60Hz display support and features 15 ports for peripherals expansion.

The ports, all accounted for:

  • 3 HDMI 4K 60Hz
  • 3 DisplayPort 4K 60Hz
  • 1 Gigabit Ethernet
  • 1 USB-C PD 100W
  • 2 USB-C 10Gbps
  • 1 USB-A 10Gbps
  • 2 USB-A 5Gbps
  • 1 MicroSD/SD
  • 1 UHS-I 104MB/s

HyperDrive features three HDMI ports and three DisplayPorts, Hyper said, so you can configure any triple-display setup with any combination of the two port types.

The company designed the aluminum station to fit underneath the chassis of a MacBook. Hyper said that provides ergonomic benefits and dissipates excess heat from the laptop.

A MacBook connects to the HyperDrive dock via a series of three flexible FPC USB-C cables. A single cable connects the MacBook to 11 ports, including 1 HDMI/DisplayPort. Connecting one or two more USB-C cables will enable one or two more HDMI/DisplayPorts. Using three USB-C cables enables all 15 ports, including triple HDMI/DisplayPorts.

Hyper's new docking station works with every MacBook made since 2016.
Hyper’s new docking station works with every MacBook made since 2016.
Photo: Hyper

The HyperDrive dock comes in two parts. The main part is designed for 13-inch or 14-inch MacBooks. It has 13 ports, including dual HDMI/DisplayPorts video support for those MacBooks.

For 15-inch or 16-inch MacBooks, a magnetic hub extends the HyperDrive dock to fit the larger body and adds one more set of HDMI and DisplayPort ports. That makes a total of 15 ports, including triple HDMI/DisplayPort video support.

Wide support

Because HyperDrive uses a cabled connection, Hyper said it’s guaranteed to work with any version of USB-C MacBook from 2016 to the latest 2021 M1 Pro/Max MacBook. It also works with any USB-C device, including Windows PC, Chromebook, iPadOS and Android.

Triple extended display support is available on the M1 Pro/Max MacBook Pro (2021), 16-inch MacBook Pro (2019), 15-inch MacBook Pro (2016-2019). Dual extended display support is available on the MacBook Air (2018-2020), 13-inch MacBook Pro (2016-2019) and 14.2-inch MacBook Pro (2021). Single extended display support is available on the M1 MacBook Pro/Air.

Price: $249.99 (13- and 14-inch MacBooks); $299.99 (13- and 16-inch MacBooks)

Where to buy: Hyper